Hiking in Thassos.
The best time for hiking on Thassos is May and June. Before it becomes hot on the island everything is green and flourishing. Additional the month September and October are very nice for hiking. You should at least take the following equipment with you:
• Good footwear to above the ankles or good sport shoes
• Sun-protection product
• Some bottles of water
• Some snacks
On Thassos you can buy a lot of Thassos maps. Some of them can be helpful for hiking. Please take care, that not only the main roads are described. Generally the descriptions on these maps are normally not that good quality as in the both books above. We'd like to offer you a small choice of hikes. Of course there are many more possible ways on the island. The inner island invites everyone for hiking. You can start anywhere at a mountain village or simply walk through the sights of Limenas or Aliki.
From Limenas over Makryammos to the Golden Beach (approx. 13 km). The trail is mostly flat and gives you at many points the possibility for a refreshment in the sea. Already after 50 minutes you'll reach Makryammos. The hike to the Golden Beach will take once more 3 1/4 hours.
From Potos to Theologos (approx. 10 km). The largest part of the trail goes a little bit uphill, sometimes it can be steeper. You should make this hike in 2,5 hours. There are no shops for buying some food.
From Theologs to the mountain village Kastro (approx. 6 km). You will need 2 hour to finish the often steep way to Kastro, but you will be rewarded with a fantastic and beautiful village, that even offers a small tavern.
From Maries to the Sea (approx. 3 km). On a mostly flat sandy trail you can hike right until the sea and enjoy the picturesque nature and the waterfall.
From Agios Georgios to the deserted Agios Georgios (approx. 4 km). The steep trail leads you up to the hidden old Agios Gergios, passing a marble factory.
Sports and activities in Thasssos.
You can also practice horseback riding, several water sports and other sports like tennis, bicycle etc. A lot of hotels offer tennis courts and the equipment for water sports. You can rent bicycles in several car rental offices. Horse riding is very excited and you will find several people who are willing to teach you and assist you.
We wish you a lot of fun, exploring the beautiful island of Thassos!